A child's imagination during pretend play can take them from a walk around Mars to a picnic in Neverland. However, his or her travels don't stop there. Pretend play may also lead them on a religious journey in his or her adult life.
Writing in Medium about a new image of Earth released July 20 by NASA scientists and dubbed the "new Blue Marble," astronaut Scott Kelly said, "There's something remarkable about a single snapshot of Earth — an intact view of our planet in its entirety, hanging in space."
Does requiring a group of Roman Catholic nuns to sign a piece of paper stating their objection to providing contraception coverage make them complicit in an evil act? One group says it does, and the question might soon find a nonreligious referee in the Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON — An evangelical pastor from Texas joined American Muslim leaders Thursday in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities.
The other day, I was talking to a neighbor whom I hadn't spoken to for a while. I asked her if she had been walking lately in this heat, and she responded with a statement that surprised me: She made a remark about me always being out there running rather than walking.
Ten years ago, this week my family moved to Pembroke. I began my job as the pastor at First Baptist Church in Pembroke, and my wife started only a week or so later as the choral music teacher at Richmond Hill Middle School. Our youngest son enrolled as a student at Richmond Hill High School, while our oldest enrolled at Georgia Southern University.
A federal lawsuit filed against a school district in Georgia for allegedly violating First Amendment rights by allowing football coaches to lead students in prayers and include Bible passages in team materials has been settled.
Jesus said, "Not everyone that saith unto me 'Lord, Lord' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven, but he that doeth the will of my Father, which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils?
With same-sex marriage now legal across the country, the question has surfaced about whether religious-affiliated schools will accommodate gay or lesbian students, staff and faculty who are married.
Father Robert Barron may be ready for his close-up. The media-savvy Roman Catholic priest whose public television series "Catholicism" drew wide acclaim, has been named one of three new auxiliary bishops for Los Angeles, arguably the world's media capital.
Last Tuesday, book readers and literature enthusiasts alike celebrated across the country as “Go Set a Watchman” — the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” — hit bookshelves and was made available to the public.
What is hope? In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, it is defined as "a confident expectation that a desire will be fulfilled; wishful trust; something which one longs to see realized"
Long-held American views of religious liberty may be rapidly shifting in the wake of a June 26 Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country.
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed ...
Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.
VINA, California — If you’ve visited San Simeon, the mansion in Southern California built by newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, you know the man never ...